Queen Victoria & Prince Albert Documentary: History, Children, Grandchildren

Queen Victoria & Prince Albert Documentary: History, Children, Grandchildren


hello everybody you’re watching curious
Pavel: the channel that gives you the interesting part of the history. today
we’re going to talk about Queen Victoria and her- husband Albert so we’re in front of a king a palace
which is not a coincidence because Queen Victoria was the first moment to turn
like a gaps out into Buckingham Palace here is a brief history about her born
in 1819 she comes from the house of Hana was speaking German English French and
Italian when she can scream in 1837 she’s 80 years or two years later our
uncle Leopold who’s actually the king of Belgium married to her first cousin
Albert something that’s supposed to be an arranged marriage happen to be a true
love and they merge here in hinges despot they had nine children and forty
two grandchildren which were actually spread around Europe she had
grandchildren in Greece Romania Russia Germany Spain and many other countries
which made her grandmother of Europe during the First World War II of her
grandchildren are actually fighting against each other at the beginning of
the project will show you this picture and I said that she looks like a person
that is difficult to impress after learning more about her I take my words
back here’s why around 20 years after their marriage Albert died equally Torre
is devastated she wears black to the end of her reign for five years
she doesn’t show up in the public Buckingham Palace looks like an empty
museum even few posters are spread around saying that the palace is for
rent she doesn’t even open the parliament
which is supposed to do she doesn’t want but you think it’s too much for her she
doesn’t do it anymore until from a hack Victoria rule in a time that the pitch
Empire were so huge and she fascinated by one specific country that
is India pseudo queen and you cannot go to India
what happens India comes to you she had Indian servants who are preparing for
her Indian cuisine and also giving her stories Victoria was alive once more
even though she wore black to the end of her days she died in 1901 making her the
longest reigning monarch with 63 years until in 2015 Queen Elizabeth smashed
her record there are few moments around here that reminds us about Victoria and
her life starting from this one over here
Queen Victoria Memorial when extra father’s wear it Admiralty Arch which
was built by her son as well seven after the deficit model not far from the politics for Albert
Hall which is under refurbishment it was built by Queen Victoria and shows the
love for her husband and right across the street is the Albert Memorial one of
our videos can be found over here thank you very much for watching I will see
you next time

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6 Comments

  1. They will release pretty soon a movie related to queens Victoria friendship with an Indian servant. Can't wait to see it. Once again very informative video. I really enjoyed watching it.

  2. Great video, really enjoyed it ☺️ Didn't know the loved each other that much, so romantic 💜 And the Victoria-Albert museum is on my list for my next time in London 😝

  3. 42 grandchildren?????? damn 😬 i think a lot of women are hard to impress…..things haven't changed much LOL i'm so glad that when we visited the queen victoria memorial, it was still very early in the morning (like 6am) when it wasnt crowded (like in your video) cheers~ sara

  4. this is pretty impressive I never knew the queen had 42 grandchildren. thanks for the video curious pavel!!

  5. Victoria and Albert have been rather a part of my life! I went to Imperial College, which you can say is in the middle of "Albertopolis".

    Albert was responsible for the Great Exhibition of 1851, which was held in the Crystal Palace built in Hyde Park, to show off products from all around the British Empire. What about when the exhibition ended? Prince Albert himself thought there needed to be some legacy – like when London held the Olympics in 2012, a lot of thought was given to what happens with the facilities afterwards. He wanted there to be something permanent for education and enlightenment. And the whole area was bought with the profits from the exhibition.

    The Crystal Palace was dismantled and rebuilt in Sydenham, so that area is called Crystal Palace now, though the building burned down in 1936. The exhibits formed the start of the South Kensington museums, especially the Victoria and Albert Museum. Albert died only ten years after the exhibition, and the Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial across the road form the really obvious memorial to him. (The Royal Albert Hall would have had the more boring name of the Central Hall of Arts and Sciences if Victoria hadn't changed it.) In the area in between, scientific colleges were established, and the Imperial Institute was built to be a permanent exhibition of the British Empire.

    Things have moved on… all the colleges merged to become Imperial College, the Imperial Institute became the Commonwealth Institute and moved away, and Imperial redeveloped the site. Which involved demolishing the Imperial Institute, except for one part, the Queen's Tower in the middle. I was taken as a boy on a school trip to the Commonwealth Institute in its new location in Holland Park, and that was fascinating to see how wide and diverse the Commonwealth is, so I'm sad to say it has closed.

    I would like to think that Prince Albert would be proud of what is there now. On this site, there is the Royal College of Art, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Geographical Society, Imperial College (which includes the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines and the City and Guilds College of engineering), four museums. the Royal Albert Hall and the Albert Memorial. What a centre of everything intellectual! And the Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition still exists to keep an eye on it all.

    I had three very happy years studying physics at Imperial, and at the end of it, the graduation ceremony was in the Royal Albert Hall. Where else, as it's just across the road? Imperial is one of the top UK universities for science, technology and medicine and it's the kind of place you go as second choice if you can't get into Oxford or Cambridge. So thank you Prince Albert, you're kind of responsible for me having a BSc degree from a prestigious university.

    Having all that close together has had at least one interesting result. When I was at Imperial, the college had already noticed that some physics students were good on a musical instrument. (I remember that Professor Isham, who taught us quantum mechanics, played the violin. And I'm a choral singer. Seems like there is some connection between physicists and musicians…) It was a lecturer from Imperial who started "Concerts from Scratch" in the RAH – I've done that several times. If you know the piece of music they're planning to sing, book your seat in the right part of the choir, bring your copy of the music, and have some very loud classical music fun! They do Handel's Messiah every December and don't even have any rehearsal for that because so many people know it so well.

    So now, it is possible to go there to study for a 4-year degree in Physics with Musical Performance. You study physics at Imperial, and music at the Royal College of Music along the road. It must be the only degree course there is where to get in, you need top grade A levels in physics and maths AND grade 8 in a musical instrument!

  6. Thank you, Pavel. Those monuments are terrifically ornate, are they not? I especially love the design of the Royal Albert Hall. Unusual to find a circular building like that. Nice, suitably regal music to accompany this, too. Cheers, guys!

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